Monday, December 7, 2015

Puzzle #25 Solution

RG2015.25 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2015.25 Easier/Easiest - Solution

B2 was the seed here, just because it's such an odd term and I came up with a good attendant clue for it. The bottom rows were a bear to complete, as I recall. Some weeks you have it easier than others. This one was memorably a struggle, and I gave in even after acknowledging a dupe of sorts at the K1 entry and the first medium bloom in intersects. I'm usually pickier about disallowing dupes, but considering I've never gotten a piece of hate mail pointing one out (there was a TELL dupe in the northern regions in this same puzzle, too), I think it's further down the scale of priorities than I may have once perceived.

Puzzle #24 - Solution

RG2015.24 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2015.24 Easier/Easiest - Solution

This one came together nicely for me. Row A was the seed, but I was thrilled to fit in the colloquial B2 and H2, as well as the fresh and edgy D2, H2, and J2. My favorite clue was probably G2. Hope you enjoyed it.